Self-Harming Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by M3G4, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. M3G4 macrumors regular

    May 4, 2007
    Kent, UK
    Hey all,

    My macbook is a victim of itself! I took it out of its little jacket this morning to find that part of the keyboard cover is chipping away revealing the macbook's delicate insides!


    I've booked an appointment with the Apple Genius Bar tommorrow for them to look my little friend over, but I was wondering wether this will be a send-away job, or wether they'll be able to replace it instore?

    I have got an important university project coming up and need the macbook for work! Should I just glue it? My applecare runs out in 3 days and I just don't have the money to buy applecare extensions!
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Get it fixed! And try to get AppleCare!

    Most universities have good campus labs that you can hand out in.
  3. BlackMax macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2007
    North Carolina

    Sorry to see your Macbook injuries.

    All of my Mac repairs were completed at my local store. This includes repairs as involved as a circuit board replacement for my 12" PB. Although, each Apple store might be different.
  4. M3G4 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 4, 2007
    Kent, UK
    I've taken it to the apple store in bluewater, and they're going to ring me when the part comes in and they will fit it in-store. Just a matter of waiting now...

    And more recently, I inadvertently bought an Emo-book. It's now decided it's suicidal, as well as self harming. The macbook refuses to acknowledge the existence of its battery and won't charge it either; and will only work from the charger. The plastic bit hanging loose has snapped off, and I swear I could hear it telling me to spray-paint it black.

    But seriously. No battery powered portability now :(
  5. keenkreations macrumors regular

    May 20, 2005
    Hmm, that's funny. "Emo-book". Anyway, you might be suffering from a bad battery. How old is this Macbook? Is it one of the first revisions? Have you updated the MacBook with the battery update via Apple's Software Update? You should totally bring it up with the Genius Bar, so you can get a new battery before your Apple Care runs out! (But I believe you are still covered with battery-related issues, AppleCare or not).
  6. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    So your original 1-year warranty is about to run-out and things are starting to go wrong. Perhaps you should buy an extra 2 years of AppleCare now, so at least your covered for another 2 years, otherwise things are only going to get more expensive.

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